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It may just be my truck, but when it rains, i'm slidding all over the road and there is little traction at all. Tonight alone i was sliding into the other lane 3 times at least on a one way road!

To climb a hill i have to put the truck in 2 or else i'm spinning all the way up. I would think that since i have the stock tires off and with these wider tires i'd have a little better wet grip that this....maybe my truck end is too light??

Makes me wish i had Traction Control.

anyone else having problems with wet weather?
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Stay lite on the gas...
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Stay lite on the gas...

seriously i thought that would help, but it doesn't. I have the truck in 2 letting it slowly accelerate up and then i put it in D but I hit a bump it's all over from there...

oh well....damn truck
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your tires must be hydroplaning, do you have a good pic of the tread? an LS may help, but it may just be your tires
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Maybe bigger tires...

I got more traction when i went from 245-265's on my truck...

And i got M/T's
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i love rain, no problems here...
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my ranger slids all the time, only cause i have a lead foot. but in the rain it is worse ooo well i still whip it around
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maybe some weight int he bed
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It may just be my truck, but when it rains, i'm slidding all over the road and there is little traction at all. Tonight alone i was sliding into the other lane 3 times at least on a one way road!

To climb a hill i have to put the truck in 2 or else i'm spinning all the way up. I would think that since i have the stock tires off and with these wider tires i'd have a little better wet grip that this....maybe my truck end is too light??

Makes me wish i had Traction Control.

anyone else having problems with wet weather?
GET MUD TERRIANS lol
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mud terrains would probably be worse.

try getting your tires siped. how many miles are on the tires?
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Maybe bigger tires...

I got more traction when i went from 245-265's on my truck...

And i got M/T's
you dont get better traction from size...

what probably happened is the power you lost prevented the tires from spinning as easily.
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you got LS?

would htat have anythin to do with it?
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I had a similar problem with my truck and my lead foot but after i put my trailer hitch and my toolbox in it isnt quite as easy to slide any more(it just takes a little more effort)
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you got LS?

would htat have anythin to do with it?
limited slip would help this situation so i assume he doesnt...
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i still have the stock tires on and when i start off i have to take it easy but after it changes from first to second i'm ok
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Switching from a narrow tire to a wider tire actually lessens grip. Why you ask? More weight is displaced across a wider area, therfore, more contact patch makes for less weight on each tread block....which can equal less grip in wet/snow situations.

Im not saying it lessons grip in all situations, but most noticebly in wet/snow situations. Definatley add a sandbag or 2 to the bed.....140lbs helps a lot.
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255 is as wide as i can go with these rims...i had this problem with my s-10 too. it would spin in first and second...

oh well...

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yea limited slip helps alot, as long as you have a little bit of gas it keeps you straight for the most part...
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Even with my 31s and my 4 banger, in the rain if i ride the clutch a lil to much on start off, i can get my tries spinning quite easily. And going around corners is/were worse. I drive around with at least 2 50lb bags of sand in teh bed, usually 3 sometimes 4. You wouldnt believe how much it will help keep your rear "planted".
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what is the speed rating on those tires?
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what is the speed rating on those tires?

........................Ziex S/TZ 04......................

Size
255/55R18

Overall Diameter
29.0

Section Width
10.1

Tread Width
8.7

Tread Depth
14/32

MAX PSI (Cold)
50

Load/Speed Index
109H

Approved Rim Width
7.0 - 9.0

MAXLoad (lbs)
2271

Treadwear Traction Temperature
460 A B
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try gettin em siped then...
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pimp..i'll see waht i can do manana...

right now i think we're in the middle of a monsoon
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Toss a few sand bags in the bed. My friend does that in his 2wd when he goes snowboarding cause even with chains, the rear end still slides all over the place without weight.
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what probably happened is the power you lost prevented the tires from spinning as easily.
Well ether way i don't spin out as much as use to...

Get a toolbox and put some stuff in it...
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